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1 FIRST LOOK AT “ORCAS” Scott Guthrie General Manager.NET Developer Platform

2 What is “Orcas”  Codename of next major release of Visual Studio and.NET Framework  Targeted to ship later this year  Go-live beta in the summer timeframe  Lots of exciting features for web development  Multi-targeting  Major HTML / CSS Designer Enhancements  Rich AJAX and JavaScript Support  LINQ  And much more…

3  Visual Studio “Orcas” supports targeting multiple versions of the.NET Framework  Choose which Framework version to target when opening or creating an application .NET Framework 2.0 (“Whidbey”) .NET Framework 3.0 (Vista) .NET Framework 3.5 (“Orcas”)  Visual Studio IDE only shows feature appropriate for your selected target version  Toolbox, Add New Item, Add Reference, Add Web Reference, Intellisense, etc Framework Multitargeting

4 .NET Fx 2.0.NET Fx 2.0 Update.NET Fx 2.0 Update Update.NET Fx 3.0 Update Update.NET Fx 3.5 Whidbey Vista Orcas time Version = Assembly references + compilers No new CLR runtime

5 Demo Multi-Targeting

6 HTML Designer  Massively improved HTML designer  Same WYSIWYG designer as in Expression  New features:  Rich CSS editing support  Split view editor  Fast designer/source switching  Nested master pages  Enable better designer/developer workflow

7 Demo

8 ASP.NET AJAX  Works on top of ASP.NET 2.0 and VS 2005  Fully supported V1.0 shipped last week on the web  Delivers core ASP.NET AJAX foundation:  JavaScript type-system  JavaScript.NET Networking Serialization  JavaScript library of common routines  ASP.NET Server Control Integration  ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 features ship in “Orcas”  ASP.NET AJAX Futures CTP contains next set of features that will start to make their way into Orcas  Examples: richer web part integration, richer data serialization support, more client controls

9 ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit  Separate download from core ASP.NET AJAX  Great library of free ASP.NET AJAX enabled controls  Download from  Developed using a collaborative source model  All source freely available with modification license  Both Microsoft & non-Microsoft developers can contribute  Already contains 35 really cool controls  Goal is to get 50-100 great controls over the next months

10 AJAX Control Extenders  Controls that can AJAX-enable existing HTML UI and ASP.NET Server Controls Details... Details... Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah <ajaxToolkit:CollapsiblePanelExtender TargetControlID="detailsPanel“ <ajaxToolkit:CollapsiblePanelExtender TargetControlID="detailsPanel“ CollapseControlID="ShowHideBtn" CollapseControlID="ShowHideBtn" ExpandControlID="ShowHideBtn" ExpandControlID="ShowHideBtn" Collapsed="true" Collapsed="true" SuppressPostBack="true" SuppressPostBack="true" runat="server“ /> runat="server“ />

11 Visual Studio AJAX Support  JavaScript Intellisense  Code intellisense for client-side JavaScript  Integrated editor support for ASP.NET AJAX JS Library  Intellisense against JSON enabled.asmx web services  Build-time syntax checking  JavaScript Debugging  Improved discoverability  Breakpoints in.aspx documents  New visualization features for variables  ASP.NET AJAX Extender Control Support  Easy design-time to attach extenders

12 ASP.NET Control Extenders  Smart-task: “Add Extender…”  UI for adding valid extenders to control Once extended, target control shows: Extended properties in property grid Extended smart tasks

13 Demo AJAX and JavaScript Improvements

14 Working with Data  Querying and manipulating data has always been a fundamental part of our jobs as programmers, and always will be  Data formats change, but core needs remain the same  With Orcas we are trying to take the concept of querying, manipulating, and updating data to the next level

15 Introducing LINQ (Language Integrated Query)  Query, Set and Transform Operations for.NET  Makes querying data a core programming concept  Works with all types and shapes of data  Relational database  XML  Objects  Works with all.NET languages  New VB and C# have integrated language support  Support for both static typed and dynamic languages

16 Demo LINQ

17 Data Improvements in ASP.NET  New control  Enables easy databinding to LINQ entities  New control  Enables richer data UI flexibility  Scaffolding UI generator for getting started  Creates LINQ object model and UI pages  Will ship as separate download in Orcas

18 Testing Features  VSTS Unit Testing Moving to VS Professional  Improved performance and workflow  New AJAX Web Testing Features in VSTS  Automated scenario testing of ASP.NET AJAX applications

19   2007 is going to be an exciting year   Major advances and improvements coming   Developing applications will be easier   Build-on existing VS 2005 / ASP.NET skills/code   Significant productivity gains with LINQ, AJAX, etc   Upgrading will be easy   Can use HTML designer, JavaScript intellisense/debugging, and new language features of VS “Orcas” on ASP.NET 2.0 projects

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